Conquer The Concrete With New Balance’s 997H Cordura Sneaker

Thanks to the advent of technical materials, our favorite sneakers just keep getting better and better. Gone are the days of soaked shoes and worn-through soles; remnants of a horrific past where fabrics like GORE-TEX and ripstop nylon weren’t available for use by manufacturers. Now, iconic platforms like the New Balance 997 are ready for anything you can throw at them — especially when they’re lined in durable, hard-wearing Cordura.

The newly-revealed NB 997H Cordura recall the brand’s original cult-classic 997 for an exceptionally detailed update. To celebrate one of the sneaker world’s most influential silhouettes, the transcendental icon has been revitalized and outfitted with a Cordura nylon liner, helping to weather the storm against excessive wear, cuts, scrapes, or abrasions. Coincidentally, the implementation of DuPont’s wondrous fabric has made New Balance’s 997H a coveted piece of technical footwear. The shoe is available in three different colorways — Incense/Moroccan Tile, Blue/Varsity Orange, and Rifle Green/Sulphur Yellow — immersing fashion-forward buyers in a menagerie of tasteful choices. Head to New Balance’s website to grab your own for $90.

Purchase: $90